UPDATED March 9:
While the news broke that singer Jay Park was slapped by UFC fighter Brian Ortega, Park said, “There was a dispute but there was no injury.“
Park’s agency AOMG told SPOTV News that although “it is true that Ortega started the dispute but it ended quickly as he was escorted out by the bodyguards.” They also mentioned that the artist has suffered no injuries and is “perfectly healthy right now.”
I didn’t know Jay Park was attacked at UFC 248 by some butthurt idiot MMA fighter Brian Ortega for translating but this is him and me afterwards and he seemed in good spirits. #jaypark #박재범 pic.twitter.com/ffWecQx5dL
— 문 松平氏 (@MisterBadMoon) March 8, 2020
However, Jung Chan Sung expressed his anger about the matter.
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Last night, you sat 10 meters away from me and Jay Park. For two hours nothing happened, so I thought everything was fine. But you fucking attacked Jay Park while I went to the bathroom. Jay Park is not a professional fighter but a musician. You slapped a civilian who merely helped translate. Even worse, you were sitting there waiting until I would be absent and attacked Jay Park. It was not a fight like real men would do. What you have done is same as a grown up to beat a child. You should have attacked me. If so, I would have not been upset. You are such a coward for slapping a musician not a fighter. If you fucking planned this to fight me and to use my name because people
don't remember your name anymore, then I congratulate you, it worked. I will fight you and I will knock you out and your fucking face will be bloody. Now, your fucking face stays in my mind and I will fuck you up in the cage. I hope you won’t run away from me again.
Singer Jay Park was assaulted by UFC fighter Brain Ortega.
“Korean music artist Jay Park was slapped by Brian Ortega during tonight’s event, Park tells me,” wrote Ariel Helwani, a Canadian Mixed Martial Arts access journalist wrote on his Twitter. “Ortega took issue with Park’s translation on the show.”
Korean music artist Jay Park, who served as Chan Sung Jung’s translator during his recent appearance on the show, was slapped by Brian Ortega during tonight’s event, Park tells me. A scuffle ensued and then broken up. Ortega took issue with Park’s translation on the show.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 8, 2020
Also, UFC fighter Angela Hill also quoted the tweet and wrote that the event “Happened right in front of me, felt like I was in highschool again.”
Happened right in front of me, felt like I was in highschool again holding people back “don’t do it maaan!” https://t.co/I4JZyVhE7d
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) March 8, 2020
Jung Chan Sung, also known as Korean Zombie, visited T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after being invited as a guest fighter for UFC 284. The assault has reportedly happened during this event when Korean Zombie left for a restroom and Ortega went up to Park.
Ortega is believed to have been worked himself up alone by the interview of Korean Zombie, translated by Jay Park. Park translated the interview hosted by Helwani last month as a representative of Jung’s agency AOMG.
Jung and Ortega had planned to decorate the main event of UFC Korean competition held in Busan last year, but their showdown was canceled due to Ortega’s sudden injury. To that, Jung said in an interview (translated by Park) that “Ortega already ducked [me] once. [I] don’t need to fight a fighter that’s already ducked one time.”
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) March 8, 2020
Park visited a UFC match at T-Mobile Arena with Jung Chan Sung, a mixed martial arts fighter affiliated with his agency AOMG. The agency is currently checking into the fact.